Thrush is a common infection that most women have at some time in their lives and is not caused by a lack of personal hygiene. Thrush is caused by a yeast (fungus) called Candida which may live harmlessly in the vagina without you even noticing it. However, the natural pH balance of the vagina that keeps Candida under control can be upset by many factors such as hormonal changes (menstruation, contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause), poor health, antibiotics, perfumed soaps, bath additives and tight clothing. If the natural pH balance is altered the level of years increases and can develop into a thrush infection causing any of the following symptoms: persistent burning, itching around the vagina and vulva, redness, swelling and soreness of the tissues of the vagina and vulva and a whitish, odourless discharge from the vagina. If this is the first time you have had these symptoms, talk to your doctor before using any treatment. This product is a complete thrush treatment because it contains: a soothing intravaginal cream in a prefilled applicator for treatment at the site of infection, a tube of cream to start relieving the external itch immediately. Do not use this product if you have previously had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient, clotrimazole, or any of the other ingredients mentioned above. If you are unsure about this, ask your doctor. See your doctor as soon as possible and do not use this product if you have any of the following symptoms: irregular vaginal bleeding abnormal vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge. ulcers, blisters or sores of the vagina or vulva. lower abdominal pain. pain or difficulty in passing urine. fever or chills. feeling sick or vomiting. diarrhoea. a foul smelling discharge from the vagina. This is because Canesten Complete Cream may not be the right treatment for you. If you are unsure whether you have thrush, check with your doctor before using this product.